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Australia Pushes South Korea Into Life-Plus-70 Copyright Terms As Part Of Free Trade Agreement

This puts yet another country on the Bono/Disney gold standard and helps ensure South Korea's public domain will be as impoverished as Australia's and the United States'.
Australia Pushes South Korea Into Life-Plus-70 Copyright Terms As Part Of Free Trade Agreement

Via Techdirt:

When it comes to free trade agreements, the concessions to incumbent copyright industries always seem to be a foregone conclusion. Australia has made some bold steps towards fair use to be implemented in its copyright reform efforts (and in the face of heavy criticism), but on other fronts, it seems more than willing to take several steps back to compensate for any forward momentum. While copyright reform hums away in the background, legislators in the foreground are laying the path for more of the same stuff that hasn't worked anywhere else, like "three strikes" programs and web filtering.


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